Tom Hanks

Biography: Born in California, Tom Hanks grew up in what he calls a 'fractured' family. His parents were pioneers in the development of marriage dissolution law in that state, and Tom moved around a lot, living with a succession of step-families. No problems, no abuse, no alcoholism, just a confused childhood. He had no acting experience in college, and in fact credits the fact that he couldn't get cast in a college play with actually starting his career - he went downtown, auditioned for a community theater play, was invited by the director of that play to go to Cleveland, and there his acting career started. He met his second wife, actress Rita Wilson on the set of the movie Volunteers (1985) - they have two children and Tom has another son and daughter by his first wife. In 1996 he made his first step behind the camera, directing as well as starring and writing the film That Thing You Do! (1996).

Tom Hanks' Scores

Average career score: 64
Highest Metascore: 92 Toy Story
Lowest Metascore: 34 My Life in Ruins
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 42
  2. Negative: 2 out of 42
42 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
92 Toy Story Nov 22, 1995 Woody 9.0
92 Toy Story 3 Jun 18, 2010 Woody 9.0
90 Saving Private Ryan Jul 24, 1998 Capt. John H. Miller / Captain Miller 8.9
88 Toy Story 2 Nov 24, 1999 Woody 8.8
85 Neil Young: Heart of Gold Feb 10, 2006 Producer 8.6
83 Captain Phillips Oct 11, 2013 Captain Richard Phillips / Captain Richard Phillips 8.1
82 Forrest Gump Jul 6, 1994 Forrest Gump 8.2
77 Apollo 13 Jun 30, 1995 Jim Lovell 8.1
76 Catch Me If You Can Dec 25, 2002 Carl Hanratty 8.7
73 Cast Away Dec 22, 2000 Producer / Chuck Noland 6.3
72 Road to Perdition Jul 12, 2002 Michael Sullivan 8.8
72 Big Jun 3, 1988 Josh Baskin 8.2
72 Sleepless in Seattle Jun 25, 1993 Sam Baldwin 7.0
71 That Thing You Do! Oct 4, 1996 Director / Written By / Mr. White 8.7
71 Where the Wild Things Are Oct 16, 2009 Producer 6.4
71 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D Sep 23, 2005 Producer / Written By / Narrator 7.0
69 Charlie Wilson's War Dec 21, 2007 Producer / Charlie Wilson 6.9
69 Starter for 10 Feb 23, 2007 Producer 7.6
67 A League of Their Own Jul 1, 1992 Jimmy Dugan 8.9
66 Philadelphia Dec 23, 1993 Andrew Beckett 8.0
65 Saving Mr. Banks Dec 13, 2013 Walt Disney / Walt Disney 7.7
63 The Great Buck Howard Mar 20, 2009 Producer / Mr. Gable 7.2
62 Nothing in Common Jul 30, 1986 David Basner 10
62 My Big Fat Greek Wedding Apr 19, 2002 Producer 8.2
61 The Polar Express Nov 10, 2004 Executive Producer / Hero Boy/Father/Conductor/Hobo/Scrooge/Santa Claus 6.9
61 The Green Mile Dec 10, 1999 Paul Edgecomb 8.2
59 The Ant Bully Jul 28, 2006 Producer 5.3
58 City of Ember Oct 10, 2008 Producer 6.5
57 Rise of the Guardians Nov 21, 2012 Producer 7.3
57 You've Got Mail Dec 18, 1998 Joe Fox 6.8

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